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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!


photo display

In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email available near the display. For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.


One Book Villanova: Author Visit and Book Signing. Thursday, September 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. This years University’s One Book Villanova author, Reyna Grande, visits us for a book signing. Her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, was chosen to be the 2015-2016 One Book Villanova selection for the University community. Please have your book with you ready to be signed.

The Distance Between Us


Did you know—

You could win free pizza for a year. Local pizza shop holds Grand Opening Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Seasons Pizza will debut its brand new menu item: “Jammers” and provide free samples. The Phillie Phanatic, with giveaways and surprises of his own, will stop by at noon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The first 100 people in line will receive free pizza for a year.

Seasons Pizza, in Wayne, is a 3.4 mile drive along Lancaster Ave.—or (better) a short walk  from the Strafford train station (just four stops away from the Villanova train station).


home health nursingHome health care has boomed in the last 20 years as more and more patients and their families decide that being cared for at home is preferable to hospitalization or institutionalization. This trend increases the demand for registered nurses who can provide advanced levels of care in the home. For students, whether undergraduate, graduate or doctoral, the online edition of Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice “describes the professional practice of all home health registered nurses.” This EBSCOhost e-book circulates for 6 days as a download or full-text PDF and is one of many online Falvey resources available to traditional or distance education nursing students.

(Contact Robin Bowles or Barbara Quintiliano for personalized nursing research assistance.)

OLIVER SACKS (1933-2015)

British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks passed away last weekend, leaving a legacy of books, wisdom and an unceasing combination of ‘curiosity with generosity.’ He is arguably the most famous ‘brain doctor’ of our time, having published over a dozen books, including the bestsellersThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings, which was adapted into a film starring Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro. His remarkable storytelling ability made human neurological study accessible and interesting to the layman. Falvey has a handful of his works on our shelves. Sacks, who felt that libraries were where he received his ‘real’ education, once said, “at the library I felt free – free to look at the thousands, tens of thousands of books; free to roam and to enjoy the special atmosphere and the quiet companionship of other readers, all, like myself, on quests of their own…”


On this day in 1952, Ernest Hemmingway’s “Old Man & the Sea” was published. Many of us are quite familiar with this novel, as it is commonly taught as part of the American Literature curriculum in high schools all across the United States. Its themes of perseverance are a timely motivation as we get into September!

“What I will do if he decides to go down, I don’t know. What I’ll do if he sounds and dies I don’t know. But I’ll do something. There are plenty of things I can do.” – from The Old Man and the Sea


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Last Modified: September 8, 2015

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